OC Mosque Vandalized with Spray Painted Threats

OC Mosque Vandalized with Spray Painted Threats

CBS/KTLA June 4, 2009 A Southern California mosque has been vandalized with racial slurs and spray painted threats. Police Sgt. Tom Bruce said an officer spottedthe slurs and expletives painted on the Islamic Center of Cypress on the 5000 block of Ball Road,at 4 a.m. Thursday and the graffiti was still wet to the touch….click here to read more

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Hate Crimes Decrease Again in Orange County

Hate Crimes Decrease Again in Orange County

The Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2009 The annual Orange County Human Relations Commission report lists 79 reported hate crimes in 2008, compared with 80 the prior year. Vandalism and assault were the leading types of incidents, according to the report. There were 101 reported hate crimes in 2006….click here to read more

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Racially charged act prompts public meeting

Racially charged act prompts public meeting

The Orange County Register, May 27, 2009 Representatives from the police department, the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the Anti-Defamation League will meet with residents at Little Cottonwood Park to discuss racially-charged crimes and how residents can keep their neighborhoods safe. The meeting comes on the heels of an April incident that initially was dubbed a hate crime, said

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Reports of O.C. Hate Crimes Declined ’07

Reports of O.C. Hate Crimes Declined '07

The OC Register, April 17, 2008 The number of hate crimes reported in Orange County last year dropped sharply according to a report by OC Human Relations Commission.  However, the report found that African-Americans, who make up less than 2% of Orange County’s population, continue to be targeted more than any other group… click here to read more    

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OC’s Hate Crime Tally Inches Upward

OC's Hate Crime Tally Inches Upward

The Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2007 Reported hate crimes were up slightly last year, with African-Americans the most targeted group, according to an annual tally.  The Orange County Human Relations Commission reported 101 such incidents or crimes in 2006, compared to 97 in 2005… click here to read more

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Blurring the Lines on Hate

Blurring the Lines on Hate

The Orange County Register, August 2, 2006 The Orange County Human Relations Commission just released its 2005 report of hate crimes and incidents in the county.  The executive summary of the report said it hopes to inspire the public to “join those who endorse hate-crime legislation”… click here to read more

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Hate-based Crimes Level Off in 2005

Hate-based Crimes Level Off in 2005

The Orange County Register, May 19, 2006 Reports of hate crimes and incidents remained steady for the past couple of years according to a report released Thursday by the Orange County Human Relations Commission.  Law-enforcement agencies, human-rights groups and higher-education entities tallied allegations of 152 hate crimes and incidents in 2005… click here to read more

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Hate-crime Victims Encouraged to Talk

Hate-crime Victims Encouraged to Talk

The Orange County Register, April 17, 2004 Quentin Lee had been openly gay for 14 years and on occasion had heard derogatory words but had never been beaten up for his sexual orientation.  That changed Jan 24 when he ventured from his Los Angeles home to a party in La Palma packed with mostly gay asians from Orange County…. click

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Police Open Hate-crime Investigation of Car Fire

Police Open Hate-crime Investigation of Car Fire

The Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2004 Huntington Beach police opened an investigation after a sports car was set afire, three weeks after it was painted with a racial slur. The vehicle is owned by a 29 year old African American man.  “The two hate crimes that targeted an African American are atrocious” said Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director of Orange County

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